In spite of the shut down caused by the Coronavirus, some jobs are still getting done.
Construction on the border wall has continued and DHS is claiming over 40 new miles have been completed.
The Washington Examiner reports:
More than 40 miles of border wall constructed since coronavirus outbreak began, DHS says
The federal government has constructed more than 40 miles of wall along the southern border with Mexico since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the United States.
More than half of the additional wall and fencing have been constructed since early February, the Washington Times reported.
The first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus was reported on Jan. 20.
“Today is not the time to play politics with the lives of U.S. Citizens,” Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told the newspaper. “Walls have proven to stop illegal entries into the United States, therefore they are an essential law enforcement resource which will undoubtedly help in reducing the spread of COVID-19.”
Federal immigration authorities said they have completed 142 miles of new wall with more than 400 still in the preconstruction phase, and it is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security changed its asylum-seeker ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy so migrants will remain there longer because of the outbreak of the virus, the Washington Examiner reported.
The wall is going up, folks.
142 miles completed
197 miles under construction
414 miles in pre-construction pic.twitter.com/FYQQxgoOLb
— Chief Rodney Scott (@USBPChief) March 23, 2020
More than 40 miles of Border Wall constructed since Coronavirus outbreak began, DHS says https://t.co/A3GrRyggeo
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 29, 2020
Turns out @realdonaldtrump can walk and chew gum.
More than 40 miles of the border wall have been built since the coronavirus outbreak in the US began.https://t.co/hjD2nBHYvy
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 28, 2020
Once again, Trump is keeping his promises.
The left will continue to complain about this. Let them.